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Calling volunteers for the seventh annual Day of Caring

The United Way of Mower County's seventh annual day of Caring is shaping up to be the biggest yet.

United Way has received more project requests than ever before and is looking for volunteers to handle the need.

Day of Caring is a community-wide event held once a year to help area residents and nonprofits complete projects they are not able to do themselves.

Day of Caring starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 with a kick-off breakfast at Austin High School. Projects generally last two to four hours and every participant receives a t-shirt and box lunch.

"We are so thrilled to see so many project requests," said Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, executive director of the United Way of Mower County. "The last thing we want is to have to cancel any of them due to a shortage of volunteers."


Volunteer registration forms are due to the United Way of Mower County by 4 p.m. Sept. 26, so there is still time to get a team together.

To get answers to questions about Day of Caring, call United Way of Mower County at 437-2313 or visit www.uwmower.org.

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